About Us

Screen Bites Food Film Festival began 13 years ago, as part of Dorset Food Week. Our aim was to show food-themed films and documentaries from around the world and to promote awareness of the diversity and quality of food in Dorset and the surrounding counties.

Like Topsy, the festival grew – from one week to spread over five, culminating in the successful 2014 tenth anniversary season which began with a spectacular gala at St Giles House, Wimborne St Giles.

This year we have gone back to our roots and the festival will run in conjunction with the revived Dorset Food Week – plus a few other events including Bridport Food Festival and Purbeck Film Festival.

There is a small, hard-working, voluntary committee – administrator Gay Pirrie-Weir, with Caroline Tory, Fanny Charles, Joanna Codd, Katharine Wright and treasurer Alan Woodward.  The projection team is Dave Smith and Clive Shears, plus Emma and Vicky who help whenever they are available- and this year Merrin Smith might make an appearance!

A Screen Bites evening starts with a mini farmers market with severarl producers offering tastings and selling their wares. Then there is a short film or talk, followed by an interval for Purbeck Ice Cream, and then the main film.

Doors open at 7pm  – and that means SEVEN, not 6.30 or thereabouts.

Booking for the 2017 Festival is open and we have kept the ticket price the same at £8 (no concessions).




Screen Bites
Thanksgiving Cottage
16 Church StreetWincanton